Pardon The Interruption

by Josh on April 23, 2012 · 0 comments

in Journal

Well, friends, I hope we can pick up where we left off, even though it has been weeks since my last update. In that time, I’ve continued to work on my projects in the kitchen and elsewhere, with a brief break to step off the beaten path… make some new friends… smell the flowers… stare […]


New Tool: Sony A55 DSLR Camera

by Josh on July 10, 2011 · 9 comments

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It won’t be kept in my workshop, but you’ll notice the contribution of this tool to every project I share.  It’s my new Sony a55 dslr camera. I have owned film slr cameras before, but never a digital version.  I’ve been casually shopping them for a while, but I really got inspired when I saw […]


3rd Annual Bungalow Blog Tour

by Josh on May 14, 2011 · 21 comments

in Journal

This post is part of a 10-site blog tour.  Follow the links at the end of the post to move forward or backward through the tour sites. Welcome to Bungalow ’23!  Whether you are a regular reader or a first-time visitor, I’m delighted to have you here for the 3rd Annual Bungalow Blog Tour.  For […]


Snow Day Sights

by Josh on December 10, 2010 · 1 comment

in Fireplace,Journal

Snow has come to Minneapolis and more is on the way. The squirrels are making follow-the-leader tracks through the windowbox. The lawn chairs are much more cushiony. And the hearth offers a warm welcome back inside.

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For many bungalow lovers, a dream home might be one of the charming and nicely-detailed kit houses that were available from the Sears catalog throughout the bungalow era.  And if you asked these same people to name their favorite architect, I bet many would say Frank Lloyd Wright— a man who surely abhorred the idea […]


Shoots and Blooms

by Josh on May 16, 2008 · 6 comments

in garden,Journal

After taking out the trash on a recent morning, I snapped these photos of the first leaves and flowers to reappear in the garden this spring.  Enjoy!


Neighborhood Paint Ideas

by Josh on May 2, 2008 · 6 comments

in Journal

It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I persuaded my oldest son to walk the mile from our house to his preschool while I pushed the toddler in the stroller. Along the way, I snapped some pictures of other bungalows in the neighborhood.


Springtime Icicles

by Josh on March 26, 2006 · 0 comments

in Journal

With the official beginning of spring this week, I am looking forward to sprouting bulbs, budding trees, and greening grass. But before all that, the snow has got to melt. A couple weeks ago we got our biggest snowstorm of the season and by the end of this week the snow should all be gone. […]


Upstairs Railing

by Josh on January 14, 2006 · 2 comments

in Journal

Mike over at the Foxcroft houseblog is looking for railing examples for his upstairs remodelling project. I responded to his inquiry on the American Bungalow forums to let him know I’d post some photos of the railing in our bungalow as an example. Our railing is nothing particularly special. It is painted (for now) and […]


Bungalow 23: Then and Now

by Josh on November 24, 2005 · 1 comment

in House History,Journal

As I wrote a couple days ago, Ms. J, daughter of the original owners of Bungalow ‘23, sent me some pictures of the house from the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. I’m including some photos taken yesterday to show some of the physical changes to the house over the past 70 years. Changes I’ve spotted […]

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